Council Documents and Policies
Backyard Burning Regulations and Notice of Approval for Pile Burns for Bushfire Fuel Management
Please ensure that you comply with all conditions of the ‘Notice of Approval’. Should you not be able to comply with any of the conditions listed, please contact the NSW Rural Fire Service – The Hills District on +61 2 9654 1244.
Backyard Pile Burns and Burning Bushfire Fuel Management - Conditions of Approval (31.59kB)
The street naming for all proposed streets identified within the Balmoral Road Release Area have been reviewed and approved by The Hills Shire Council and the Geographical Names Board.
Balmoral Road Release Area Approved Street Names Map (4.83MB)
Balmoral Road Land Release - Street Tree Schedule 2010 (67.70kB)
The Hills Local Environmental Plan 2012 is the principal planning instrument affecting land use within the Shire.
The Hills Development Control Plan 2012 is used by applicants and Council to guide the preparation and assessment of development applications.
Code of Meeting Practice
Code of Meeting Practice - 82 KB
Code of Conduct
The Code of Conduct sets the minimum requirements of behaviour for Council officials in carrying out their functions. Council has adopted the Model Code of Conduct for Local Councils in NSW (February 2013) prepared by the Department of Local Government. The Department released new guidelines in March 2013.
Model Code of Conduct for Local Councils in NSW (250.76kB)
Procedures for the Administration of the Model Code of Conduct for Local Councils in NSW (1.15MB)
Community Land - Plans of Management
Sportsgrounds - Generic Plan of Management - Aug 2012.pdf (139.78kB)
Parkland - Generic Plan of Management - Aug 2012.pdf (138.23kB)
General Community Use - Generic Plan of Management - Aug 2012.pdf (127.89kB)
Natural Areas - Generic Plan of Management - Dec 2008.pdf (282.06kB)
Balcombe Heights Estate - Plan of Management - Dec 2002.pdf (10.82MB)
Bella Vista Farm Park - Plan of Management - Feb 2008.pdf (15.73MB)
Community Land Register
Under Part 2 of the Local Government Act 1993 Council must classify all public land that it owns or manages. Council's Community Land Register details all properties that have been classified as "Community", including such details as current leases, improvements on the land and the zoning.
Community Surveys are conducted to assist The Hills Shire Council Strategic Planning process.
2012 - 2013 Community Survey (3.36MB)
2010 - 2011 Community Survey (462.57kB)
2007 - 2008 Community Survey (10.00MB)
Heritage Park Conservation Management Plan
Castle Hill Heritage Park CMP - 22,482 KB
Castle Hill Heritage Park IP pt 1 - 4,005 KB
Castle Hill Heritage Park IP pt 2 - 2,858 KB
Conservation Plan of Management - Balcombe Heights Estate
Conservation Plan of Management (35.55MB)
Customer Service Standards and Complaints Procedure
Outlines Council's commitment to customer service and includes Council's customer complaints procedure.
Customer Service Standards - 17 KB
Customer Complaints Procedure - 22 KB
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Delegations Register - 85 KB
Economic Development Plan
The Hills Shire Council Economic Development Plan supports the local business community and is a vision of where we want to be as a Shire in terms of our economic development over the next five years and the steps to turn that vision into reality.
Framework Economic Development Plan - 1,191 KB
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement
The Hills Shire Council Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy Statement 2010 (505.23kB)
Footpath Strategy (472.80kB)
The Hills Shire Plan
The Hills Shire Plan 2013 - 2014
Part 1 Hills Future Community Strategic Plan (415.82kB)
Part 2 Delivery Program 2013 -2017 (2.92MB)
Part 3 Resourcing Strategy (3.50MB)
Part 4 Operational Plan 2013 - 2014 (1.55MB)
Part 5 Fees and Charges 2013 - 2014 (1.08MB) (Note: Fees and Charges begin 1 July 2013)
The Hills Shire Plan 2012 - 2013
Operational Plan 2012-2013 (4.45MB)
Resourcing Strategy 2012-2013 (2.10MB)
Delivery Program 2008-2013 (3.16MB)
Hills 2026 (2.11MB)
Fees & Charges 2012-2013 (806.11kB)
The Hills Shire Plan 2011 - 2012
2011 - 2012 Hills Shire Plan (7.88MB)
Annual Community Report
Annual Report 2011 - 2012 - Part 1 - Our Community Report.pdf (4.25MB)
Annual Report 2011 - 2012 - Part 2 - Our Regulatory Requirements.pdf (2.51MB)
Annual Report 2011 - 2012 - Part 3 - Our Financial Statements.pdf (4.08MB)
Annual Report 2011 - 2012 - Part 4 - Our State of Environment Report.pdf (1.57MB)
Annual Report 2011 - 2012 - Part 5 - End of Term Report 2008 - 2012 (1.73MB)
Annual Report 2010 - 2011 Part 1 - Our Community Report (2.36MB)
Annual Report 2010 - 2011 Part 2 Our Regulatory Requirements (1.40MB)
Annual Report 2010 - 2011 Part 3 - Our Financial Statements (4.24MB)
Annual Report 2010 - 2011 Part 4 - Our State of Environment Report (1.45MB)
Our Community Report 2009 - 2010 (3.19MB)
Our General Purpose Financial Statements and Auditor's Report 2009 - 2010 (2.73MB)
Our Regulatory Requirements 2009 - 2010 (1.16MB)
Our State of the Environment Report 2009 - 2010 (7.29MB)
Annual Community Report 2008 - 2009 (3.30MB)
Annual Community Report Snapshot 2008 - 2009 (468.11kB)
Financial Report and Auditor's Report Year Ended 30 June 2009 (2.61MB)
State of the Environment Report 2008 - 2009 (3.02MB)
2007 - 2008 Annual Community Report Summary - 5,356 KB
2007 - 2008 Annual Community Report - 3,880 KB
2007 - 2008 Financial Statements and Auditor's Report - 2,772 KB
2007 - 2008 State of the Environment Report - 4,421 KB
Register of Investments as of 31 January 2011 -28.25kB
Fees and Charges
Fees and Charges 2012 - 2013 (2.45MB)
Linksley Ave to Roseberry Rd Cycleway Review Documents
The following documents have been prepared for the Hills Shire Council for a proposed cycleway link - Linksley Ave, Glenhaven to Roseberry Rd, Kellyville.
Review of Environmental Factors - Cycleway Linksley Ave - Roseberry Rd (6.13MB)
Technical Studies Flora and Fauna - Cycleway - Linksley Ave - Rosebery Rd (4.98MB)
The street naming for all proposed streets identified within the North Kellyville Release Area have been reviewed and approved by The Hills Shire Council and the Geographical Names Board.
North Kellyville Release Approved Street Naming Map (523.97kB)
The Hills Shire Council Organisational Structure Chart (27.13kB)
Pesticide Use Notification Plan
This plan meets the community's general right to know about pesticide applications made to outdoor public places that are owned or controlled by The Hills Shire Council.
Pesticide Use Notification Plan - 50 KB
Calendar of Pesticides Use Notification Plan
Pesticide Use Notification Spraying and Baiting Program Calendar 2012 - 20 KB
For detailed policies concerning the workings of Council.
Political Donations Register (declared on Development Applications Submissions) - 40 KB
Political Donations and Gifts Disclosure Statement - 328 KB
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Privacy Management Plan
The Hills Shire Council Privacy Management Plan (490.25kB)
Public Register - Section 308 Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997
Public Register - Section 308 Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 - Clean Up Notices - Prosecutions and Civil Proceedings - Noise Control and Prevention Notices (33.58kB)
Recreation Strategy Volume 1 - Executive Summary - 346 KB
Recreation Strategy Volume 2 - Research and Reference Material - 1,070 KB
Recreation Strategy Volume 3 - Implementation Plan - 340 KB
SEPP Register 1
SEPP 1 Register updated 31 March 2013 (43.68kB)
Sportsgrounds/Playing Fields Management
Use of Playing Fields - Policy Practises and Service Levels (729.16kB)
Generic Sportsgrounds Plan of Management 2008 (147.33kB)
Statement of Business Ethics
The Statement of Business Ethics has been developed to assist businesses having dealings with The Hills Shire Council to know of the Councils ethical standards and requirements. The principles outlined in this Statement reflect the Councils Code of Conduct.
Statement of Business Ethics - 38 KB
State of the Environment Report
2009/2010 State of the Environment Report (9.98MB)
2008/2009 State of the Environment Report (3.02MB)
2007/2008 State of the Environment Report - 4,421 KB
Tree Management on Public Land
Operational Procedures for the Management of Trees on Public Land (557.18kB)
The building and construction industry is a major contributor of waste, much of which is still distributed to landfill. The implementation of effective waste minimization strategies has the potential to significantly reduce the volume of waste from these industries.
Work Health & Safety Policy
The Hills Shire Council Work Health & Safety Policy (519.57kB)
Workplace Safety - Our Safety Story
At The Hills Shire Council our goal is to prevent all work related injuries and illnesses. Read 'Our Safety Story'.
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